She’s about to star in the upcoming musical movie Annie, so Marie Claire tapped Cameron Diaz prior to the film’s December release. Michael Thompson photographed the American beauty for the magazine’s November cover wearing a show-stopping scarlet red dress, while perched on a stool looking over her shoulder.
Members of our forums aren’t so satisfied with the outcome. “Another red cover for US; Bazaar, InStyle and now this. Cameron looks hot here, but when hasn’t she? This image could’ve been shot a decade ago and we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Love that it’s a full body shot, and the minimal text works well with it,” shared Benn98.
“Actresses like her, and Miss Dalloway.they simply don’t understand the power of turning down magazines. Just look at Angelina, and [a] few other famous women. I am so sick of seeing her everywhere for well over a decade now, give us a break! And I like Cameron, but yeah overexposure is never good! This cover doesn’t work, the angle, the dress….at least they did try something different,” replied
They weren’t the only ones to acknowledge the slight retro vibe of the cover. Urban Stylin simply stated that the cover “looks dated.”
Lavieenrose soon responded: “There is a fine line between retro and dated. If the reference is too recent, you risk falling in the latter. The fact that she looks pretty much the same on this cover as she did in the early naughties amplifies that effect.”
Also not an admirer of the cover was justaguy: “Awkward pose and not one of Cameron’s best covers.”
“Oh God, another boring and ordinary cover of this boring and ordinary woman,” proclaimed an unimpressed GlamorousBoy.
Check out Cameron’s cover story inside the thread and share your own opinion here.
Marie Claire‘s November issue hits newsstands on October 21, 2014.